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Rahmlow, H. J. (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. XXX (September 1939/July-August 1940)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 30, no. 11: July-August, 1940,   pp. [305]-328


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WISCONSIN  HORTICULTURE 
Wisconsin 
Apple Crop Prospects 
           Our Growers Report Good Prospects. 
           Scab and Codling Moth Being Controlled 
T HE prospect for an apple crop 
    in Wisconsin this year ranges 
 from fair to good, according to 
 reports sent to the Society early 
 in July. The following reports 
 were received: 
   SUNRISE ORCHARD, GAYS MILLS: 
 Prospects in this section seem to 
 be very good. All varieties have 
 set a good crop with Greenings, 
 McIntosh and Snow the heaviest. 
 FRED SACIA, GALESVILLE: Crop 
 prospects are good. Wealthy, Duch- 
 ess are light in bearing, while De- 
 licious, and Greenings are heavily 
 set. McIntosh is only fair. 
 A. K. BASSETT, BARABOO: The 
 apple crop looks very good this 
 year. McIntosh, Windsor, N. W. 
 Greening, Russets and some other 
 varieties have set a heavy crop. 
 Snow, Salome and Ben Davis will 
 have half a crop. Wealthies are 
 light this year. 
 N. A. RASMUSSEN, OSHKOSH: 
 Prospects are for about 30% of a 
 crop. McIntosh are exceedingly 
 light. 
 DON REYNOLDS, STURGEON BAY: 
 The crop prospects here are only 
 fair. N. W. Greening has a heavy 
 set, while McIntosh is light. 
 RALPH IRWIN, LANCASTER: The 
 crop prospects are very good. The 
June drop is about over and thin- 
ning will be necessary on some 
varieties. Wealthy, McIntosh and 
Greenings have all set heavy. 
   DAWSON   HAUSER,   BAYFIELD: 
 The outlook is for a large crop 
 here. Most varieties and most or- 
 chards are loaded. We shoulal have 
 more of all kinds with the excep- 
 tion of Duchess. 
 S. S. TELFER, ELLISON BAY: The 
 apple crop in the northern part of 
 Door County will be lighter than 
 normal. Wealthy, Duchess, and 
 Wolf River set well. McIntosh and 
 Greenings that had good bloom will 
 have a fair crop of fruit. Trees that 
 (lid not bloom heavily in these two 
 latter varieties did not set well. 
 There will be practically no Snow 
 apples. 
 ARNO    MEYER, WALDO: Crop 
 prospects here are about 25% of 
 a crop. Only Wealthy has a heavy 
 set. McIntosh is light. There was 
a very light bloom on Snows. 
          Scab Control 
   There was a hIavy infection of 
 apple scab this spring in many 
 sections of the state, hut reports 
 from growers indicate that the 
 disease has been controlled. For 
 example, Sunrise Orchards, Gays 
 Mills, reports there was a heavy 
 infection of scab this spring, but 
 has been completely controlled 
 wherever thorough spraying was 
 done. 
   A. K. Bassett states that the 
 fruit appears clean and that they 
 applied three pre-blossoin sprays. 
   Don Reynolds reports they 
 sprayed seven times to the first 
 part of July, and that the weath- 
 er was bad for scab. 
   In Bayfield there will be some 
scab, especially where the spray- 
ing was delayed. Dawson Hauser 
reports that they sprayed five 
times up to July 1 and were 
about to spray again. There was 
an exceptional amount of rain in 
that section. 
  Trees which were not sprayed 
are badly infected, writes Mr. S. 
S. Telfer, Ellison Bay. With the 
rainfall above normal, it was 
necessary to apply extra sprays 
in order to control the scab this 
season. 
Jily-Atigust, 1940 
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